Regency Critics: the Slasher

A great post on the birth of the professional literary critic.

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Edinburgh has been argued as the early nineteenth century’s “capital city of modern literature.” It is there that we find the original Regency-era critic.

The Edinburgh Review was one of the first, if not the inaugural, quarterly journal to feature in-depth literary reviews. It was created by a circle of Whigs, some of whom have been the subject of this blog in the past: Sydney Smith and Henry Brougham. Joined with them were Francis Horner and Francis Jeffrey, the latter becoming the Review’s editor throughout the Regency.

Old Calton Burying Ground in Edinburgh--split in half during the Regency era Old Calton Burying Ground in Edinburgh–split in half during the Regency era

Francis Jeffrey (1773 – 1850), later Lord Jeffrey, took the helm of the Review with the intent of producing more than just what elementary students would term book reports. His periodical aimed to publish critical reviews that would be sought out for their own merits. These reviews would illustrate a deeper inquiry into literary works of the day, examining their qualities as they relate to…

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I’m thrilled to announce that Rhianna will be included in a new bundle release titled Timeless Passion from Crimson Romance on October 13th! In this bundle, you can get 10 great romance novels for only.99 cents! I am so excited about this & look forward to sharing the new cover with you soon!  Here is the complete title list:

One Moment’s Pleasure – Rue Allyn

Second Chance – Linda Kepner

Rhianna – Amanda L. V. Shalaby (Read Various Reviews Here)

Katie’s Hero – Cody Young

The Heart You Own – Diane R. Jewkes

Melinda Heads West – Robyn Corum

Charming the Chieftan – Deanie Roman

Through Gypsy Eyes – Killarney Sheffield

Nightingale – Sharon Ervin

Beyond Innocence – Joanna Lloyd

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